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Global Nurses United News Round-Up – June 15, 2019


Headline: ANMF welcomes new Federal Shadow Cabinet

Headline: Gayle’s Law loophole, allowing nurses to see patients alone, draws concern from union

Headline: Anthony Albanese declares: ‘I’m on Rosie Batty’s side’

Headline: Nurses say FACS did not consult over staff losses in switch to group homes

Headline: Nurses’ union wants Hunter group house job selection process stopped

Headline: Report first step in building safer environments for elderly people in aged care




Manchete: Confira os serviços com paralisação prevista nesta sexta-feira no RS
Headline: Check out the services with stoppage scheduled on Friday in RS


Manchete: Quase 50 sindicatos já confirmaram participação na Greve Geral, no Rio de Janeiro
Headline: Almost 50 unions have already confirmed participation in the general strike in Rio de Janeiro

Manchete: Fim da aposentadoria especial deve criar ‘consequências sociais trágicas’

Headline: End of special retirement could create ‘tragic social consequences’




Headline: Nurses call for end to workplace violence as attacks mount

Titre: « Il faut que ça arrête » : un homme est accusé d’agression contre une infirmière à Moncton

Headline: “It must stop”: a man is accused of assaulting a nurse in Moncton

Titre: Pénurie d’infirmières : un haut dirigeant du réseau Horizon lance un cri du coeur

Headline: Shortage of nurses: senior Horizon network leader shouts a cry from the heart

Titre: Pénurie d’infirmières : les universités du N.-B. peinent à répondre à la demande

Headline: Shortage of nurses: NB universities struggle to meet demand

Titre: Pénurie d’infirmières : quand les autres provinces recrutent au Nouveau-Brunswick

Headline: Nursing shortage: when other provinces recruit in New Brunswick

Titre: « C’est assez », dénoncent des inhalothérapeutes à bout de souffle

Headline: “It’s enough”, respiratory therapists denounce breathlessly

Titre: Un préposé attaqué par un patient à l’Institut Douglas

Headline: Attendant attacked by a patient at the Douglas Institute

Titre: Le nombre de signalements à la DPJ toujours en hausse

Headline: The number of reports to the DPJ still rising

Headline: Nurses march in Fredericton to focus attention on their workplace safety concerns

Headline: Nurses call for end to workplace violence as attacks mount

Headline: Nurses union wants to see more security guards in hospitals

Headline: Nurses from across Canada tackle pressing issues at conference in Fredericton

Headline: National pharmacare plan a political pill or cure-all?

Headline: Canada should have universal, single-payer public pharmacare, says advisory council

Headline: Ford government erodes workers’ safety; labour unites against racism; immigrant employment reaches new Canadian high

Headline: More job cuts coming to GRH; ONA says 15 nursing positions will be lost

Headline: Bill to delay wage arbitration for Alberta nurses, teachers, government workers coming Thursday

Headline: Effort by Alberta nurses to reopen wage talks dismissed by labour relations board

Headline: Alberta finance minister tables bill to alter union deals, unions call it ‘significant betrayal’

Headline: Alberta eyes legislation if necessary to override public sector wage talks

Headline: ‘Why are you going after nurses?’ Notley targets wage delay bill

Headline: Unions vow to ‘fight back’ as Alberta lawmakers introduce bill that strips bargaining rights

Headline: Province to consider delaying public sector wage talks

Headline: Interveners allowed in appeal of nurse fined $26K for criticizing long-term care home

Headline: Winnipeg emergency room had to turn away patients this week: memo

Headline: ‘We won’t go back’: Manitoba to proceed with Seven Oaks Hospital transition

Headline: ‘Confidence is lost’: Report on health-care overhaul finds major problems

Headline: Low morale, fear of layoffs for Seven Oaks hospital staff, say unions

Headline: Winnipeg’s Concordia Hospital converts emergency room to urgent care centre

Headline: ‘A lot of anxiety from nurses’ over plan to shift to 12-hour rotations at Seven Oaks Hospital: union

Headline: Residents want Concordia ER back, patients complain about long waits at urgent care centre

Headline: Confusion setting in ahead of Concordia Hospital ER elimination

Headline: Concordia urgent care centre officially opens

Headline: JANET HAZELTON: Ralph Surette’s caricature of nurses misses mark

Headline: OPINION: Surette slights Nova Scotia’s nurses, disregards teamwork

Headline: New Brunswick nurses show solidarity with Moncton colleague who was assaulted

Headline: New nursing legislation will make industry more efficient, says union

Headline: Nurses from across Canada tackle pressing issues at conference in Fredericton

Headline: Health-care workers ‘scared’ about rise in weapons showing up at hospitals

Headline: Better protocol needed to protect healthcare workers: Nurses Union president

Headline: Families say governments, society failing seniors needing long-term care

Headline: P.E.I. nurses encouraged to report violence in the workplace

Headline: Government, Nurses Looking For Solutions To Reduce Overtime




Titular: Ministros de Salud y Educación inician acercamientos para las mesas de diálogo

Headline: Ministers of Health and Education begin rapprochement for the negotiation table

Titular: Médicos, sindicalistas y auxiliares de enfermería piden a demás gremios sentarse a dialogar

Headline: Doctors, trade unionists and nursing assistants ask other unions to sit down to talk

Titular: Con amplia participación gremial comienza Diálogo Nacional por la Educación y la Salud

Headline: With wide participation, union begins National Dialogue for Education and Health

Titular: Inicia acercamiento entre gobierno y gremios de la salud y educación

Headline: Rapprochement initiated between government and health and education unions

Titular: Maestros logran conquistas, médicos sin acudir al diálogo

Headline: Teachers achieve victories, doctors yet to have talks




Headline: ‘The future of nursing’: Waterford student praised by Minister for Health Simon Harris

Headline: University Hospital Limerick tops national overcrowding with over 1,100 patients on trolleys

Headline: University Hospital Limerick records ‘worst-ever’ May overcrowding

Headline: INMO: 21 People On Trolleys At Naas General Hospital.

Headline: Treatment delays at Naas Hospital are criticised

Headline: 560 over-75s waited for over 24 hours in University Hospital Limerick emergency department

Headline: INMO: 15 People On Trolleys At Naas General Hospital.

Headline: INMO: 100% Increase In No. Of People On Trolleys At Naas General.




Headline: Striking health workers storm Governor Waiguru’s office

Headline: Waiguru threatens to sack all striking health workers as strike enters day 9

Headline: Angry Waiguru Drags Uhuru’s Name While Issuing Threats [VIDEO]



New Zealand

Headline: Potentially fatal diseases could ‘survive and thrive’ in a climate changed New Zealand

Headline: Nursing central to Mental Health package

Headline: Race pay end on nursing agenda

Headline: Wellbeing Budget a chance to address ethnic pay inequities

Headline: Hawke’s Bay hospital nurses ending shifts ‘in tears’ as working conditions bite, union claims

Headline: Mental health crisis spills into hospital wards




Titular: Nueva movilización de enfermeros frente a Hacienda

Headline: New mobilization of nurses in front of the Ministry of Finance

Titular: Enfermeros paraguayos piden su jerarquización y defienden la actual jubilación

Headline: Paraguayan nurses ask for job classification and defend the current retirement system

Titular: Gremio de enfermería exige nivelación salarial y primer empleo para 4000

Headline: Nurses’ union demands equal salaries and first jobs for 4000 nurses

Titular: Enfermeros exigen el cumplimiento de la ley del ejercicio de la enfermería

Headline: Nurses demand compliance with the nursing practice law

Titular: Enfermeros se movilizarán a nivel nacional exigiendo cumplimiento de Ley

Headline: Nurses will mobilize at the national level to demand compliance with the law




Headline: Attacks Mount Against Philippine Human Rights Advocates




Titular: Enfermería pide al Gobierno que el ‘burnout’ sea una enfermedad profesional

Headline: Nurses ask the government to classify ‘burnout’ as a professional affliction

Titular: La Federación Española de Fibrosis Quística apoya la Ley de Seguridad del Paciente

Headline: The Spanish Cystic Fibrosis Federation supports Patient Safety Law

Titular: Satse pide a la Junta aumentar la plantilla de enfermeras y de fisioterapeutas en los centros de salud de C-LM

Headline: Satse asks Board to increase nursing staff and physiotherapists in C-LM health centers of C-LM

Titular: Satse llevará a la Fiscalía un procedimiento de alto riesgo introducido en la UCI del Hospital Regional de Málaga

Headline: Satse alerts Prosecutor Office to a high risk procedure introduced in the ICU of the Malaga Regional Hospital

Titular: SATSE CyL pide a los partidos políticos que paralicen la amortización de 16 plazas de enfermeros funcionarios

Headline: SATSE CyL asks political parties to stop the reduction of 16 places for public servants

Titular: Satse denuncia que Villahierro se queda sin médicos a causa de las jubilaciones

Headline: Satse denounces that Villahierro is left without doctors because of retirements

Titular: El personal del nuevo hospital señala carencias en su puesta en marcha

Headline: Staff of new hospital highlights its shortcomings

Titular: Los sindicatos denuncian la «nula voluntad» de Osakidetza para resolver problemas en Atención Primaria

Headline: Unions denounce Osakidetza’s “lack of will” to solve problems in Primary Care

Titular: Satse lamenta que los refuerzos de verano sólo cubran las «necesidades mínimas»

Headline: Satse deplores the summer reinforcements only covering “minimum needs”

Titular: Denuncian que Sanidad no enviará Samu a urgencias en zonas rurales

Headline: Sanidad denounced for not sending Samu to emergency departments in rural areas

Titular: CCOO dice que “sigue existiendo escasez de personal” en el Plan de Verano del SAS y Satse critica “falta de negociación”

Headline: CCOO says that “there is still a staff shortage” in the SAS Summer Plan and Satse criticizes the “lack of negotiations”

Titular: La UE estudiará el ratio enfermera/paciente y la ley de fármacos peligrosos

Headline: The EU will study the nurse / patient ratio and the dangerous drugs law

Titular: Una enfermera en cada colegio de España como tienen en Alemania o Francia

Headline: A nurse in every school in Spain as they have in Germany or France

Titular: Cabueñes reforzará de nuevo su plantilla para dar solución a la saturación del hospital

Headline: Cabueñes will reinforce its staff to solve hospital overcrowding

Titular: Sin dinero para las sustituciones estivales del personal de enfermería

Headline: No money for nursing staff summer replacements

Titular: SATSE exige que se adecuen las plantillas de enfermería y fisioterapia en las residencias del IASS

Headline: SATSE demands nursing and physiotherapy staff increases in IASS residences

Titular: Satse critica que Vigo sea el “banco de pruebas” del Sergas con la nueva TRIAP

Headline: Satse criticizes Vigo as the Sergas “test bank” in the new TRIAP

Titular: Satse estudia demandar a la Diputación por no reconocer a las enfermeras el tiempo de la continuidad asistencial

Headline: Satse considers suing the County Council for not granting nurses paid time for continuity of care

Titular: 20 minutos para llegar al vestuario del hospital cruzando un pasillo en obras

Headline: It takes 20 minutes to cross a corridor to get to the hospital locker room

Titular: “Canarias necesita entre 800 y 1.000 profesionales de Enfermeria para alcanzar la media nacional”

Headline: “The Canary Islands need between 800 and 1,000 nursing professionals to reach the national average”

Titular: Sindicatos dicen que problemas con lavandería hospitalaria vienen de 2015

Headline: Unions say that problems with hospital laundry started in 2015

Titular: Enfermeras concertada exigen que su jornada contemple su labor no asistencial

Headline: Nurses demand that their work day accounts for their non-care work

Titular: La ratio en Andalucía de matronas es tres veces menos que la media europea

Headline: Ratio of midwives in Andalusia is three times less than the European average



United Kingdom

Headline: Highlighting the work of learning disability nurses

Headline: Clinical placements to increase by 25% as part of NHS workforce plan

Headline: NHS report on trust board diversity ‘a wake-up call’

Headline: Nurses priced out of homes promised to NHS workers

Headline: Male nurses with ‘less qualifications’ are being promoted over women



United States

Headline: Federal labor board issues order in nurses’ union effort

Headline: Baltimore’s John Hopkins Hospital says it will allow nurses to unionize

Headline: Healthcare violence bill advances

Headline: U. of C. Medical Center nurses protest staff shortages

Headline: Hopkins Hospital and Nurses Reach Settlement On Unionization Efforts

Headline: House bill to protect nurses from workplace violence advances

Headline: Bill to protect health care, social services workers from violence advances out of House committee

Headline: KQED workplace violence coverage

Headline: With nurses watching, lawmakers push OSHA on anti-workplace violence

Headline: Nurses union, in contract talks, files complaints against U. of C. Medical Center over staffing issues, patient safety

Headline: Johns Hopkins Hospital, nurses reach settlement over unionization rights

Headline: Nurses report patient safety concerns at University of Chicago Medical Center

Headline: Johns Hopkins Hospital Reaches Settlement With Registered Nurses Affirming Nurses’ Guaranteed Right To Unionize

Headline: Johns Hopkins Hospital, nurses settle labor dispute over unionization efforts

Headline: Nurses’ union approves strike at Children’s Minnesota

Headline: Nurses vote to authorize strike at Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota

Headline: Nurses ‘overwhelmingly’ authorize strike amidst negotiations with Children’s Hospital

Headline: Nurses at Children’s Hospitals reject contract offer, authorize strike

Headline: Nurses authorize strike at Children’s hospitals in Twin Cities

Headline: Minnesota Nurses Reject Children’s Contract Offer, Authorize Strike

Headline: Children’s Minnesota nurses voting on strike authorization

Headline: Negotiations Stall Between Calais Hospital, Nurses Union

Headline: At AMA’s Annual Meeting, Doctors and Nurses Demand Powerful Lobbying Group ‘Get Out of the Way’ In Fight for Medicare for All

Headline: American Medical Association opposes ‘Medicare for All.’ Students, nurses and activists want to change that

Headline: Nurses raise patient safety concerns at U of Chicago Medical Center

Headline: Nurses charge University of Chicago hospital with patient neglect

Headline: Demanding End to ‘Rotten’ Opposition to Medicare for All, Doctors and Nurses to March on American Medical Association’s Annual Meeting

Headline: ‘Medicare for All’ protests flank AMA annual meeting

Headline: Doctors call on AMA to drop ‘Medicare for All’ fight

Headline: Democratic Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal Reportedly Doesn’t Want Phrase ‘Medicare for All’ Used During Medicare for All Hearing

Headline: Hundreds Of Doctors, Nurses And Other ‘Medicare For All’ Advocates Rally In Front Of American Medical Association Meeting

Headline: Medicare for All: a Pathway to Universal Health Coverage?

Headline: Florida’s universities get creative to meet demand for new nurses

Headline: Protesters demand major doctors group backs ‘Medicare for All’ at annual meeting

Headline: Reclaim NW Suburbs Holds ‘Visioning Forum: The Community Speaks” on June 24 in Arlington Heights

Headline: Under Guise of “Choice”: Trump Launches Assault on Veterans’ Care

Headline: Sick of Hearing About Electability? It Will Take Organizing To Expand Our Political Imagination.

Headline: Nurse finds Jewish values at core of service to migrants



Headline: In California, a blue wave and progressive governor: So why are so many leftist plans going under?

Headline: Nurse Protests at Tenet Hospitals in California

Headline: Health care layoffs not as high as feared, official tells board


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